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Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
~ Joseph Addison - [Animals]

 

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Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing ''Embraceable You'' in spats.
~ Woody Allen - [Animals]

 

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We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.
~ Native Americans - [Animals]

 

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At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
~ Aristotle - [Animals]

 

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Drinking, when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.
~ Pierre De Beaumarchais - [Animals]

 

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The dog is the god of frolic.
~ Henry Ward Beecher - [Animals]

 

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I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em.
~ Hilaire Belloc - [Animals]

 

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A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
~ John Berger - [Animals]

 

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Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.
~ John Berryman - [Animals]

 

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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
~ Josh Billings - [Animals]

 

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A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
~ Samuel Butler - [Animals]

 

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Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
~ Samuel Butler - [Animals]

 

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The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
~ Lord Byron - [Animals]

 

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A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer - [Conflict]

 

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Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ''ambivalence'': a collision between thought and feeling.
~ David Seabury - [Conflict]

 

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A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
~ Seneca - [Conflict]

 

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Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
~ Daniel Webster - [Anger]

 

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There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.
~ John Webster - [Anger]

 

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I am often mad, but I would hate to be nothing but mad: and I think I would lose what little value I may have as a writer if I were to refuse, as a matter of principle, to accept the warming rays of the sun, and to report them, whenever, and if ever, they
~ E(lwyn) B(rooks) White - [Anger]

 

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